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Medical Negligence Solicitors Darlington

Reviewed by
Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

At Patient Claim Line we know that suffering an injury is incredibly distressing. But when that injury arises through medical negligence, the last thing you need is even more stress. That’s why our expert solicitors are on-hand to help. Patient Claim Line is the highest-rated medical negligence solicitors on TrustPilot because our friendly team help guide you through the whole legal process with care and compassion. We place all our clients at the centre of our work and will fight for the justice you deserve.

Since 2014, we’ve supported people just like you in bringing a medical negligence claim forward in Darlington and the surrounding area. This includes GPs and hospitals as well as dentists, opticians and care homes. We have helped victims of misdiagnosis, delayed treatment and substandard cosmetic surgery get the compensation that they deserve, so they can move on with their lives. All cases are represented on a No Win, No Fee basis, so you can get access to expert legal advice without having to worry about costly legal fees.

What is medical negligence?

Medical negligence happens when a medical professional fails to deliver the expected standard of care. This can happen at any time during the medical process; from an initial consultation with a GP to receiving ongoing treatment or undergoing surgery. Whatever the circumstances, if you have been let down or left suffering due to negligent care, then you may be entitled to make a claim. As medical negligence specialists with a combined experience of over 400 years in medical negligence cases, our friendly legal team will talk through your individual circumstances and help you find out if you have a claim. Find out more about medical negligence here.

How do I bring a medical negligence claim against a Darlington hospital or Trust?

Call free today to speak to one of our highly-rated solicitors. Our nationwide team has won cases for people in your area and can quickly assess if you have a claim. When you speak to one of our experienced legal advisors, they will ask you some questions to determine what kind of medical negligence occurred and the severity of your injuries. If we find you have a case, you will proceed on a No Win, No Fee basis. Find out more about the Medical Negligence Claims Process.

How much compensation could I claim against a Darlington hospital or GP?

Compensation can vary from a few thousand up to millions of pounds depending on the severity of your injury. Reports show that County Durham and Darlington NHS trust paid out £5.8m for wrong and delayed diagnoses in 2019 (source: The Northern Echo). In order to understand how much compensation you may be eligible for, a lawyer will need to assess whether medical negligence occurred, and that it was this negligence specifically which led you to suffer avoidable pain, injury or life-changing consequences. Your settlement figure compensation will be based a number of factors; such as loss of income due to inability to work, or costs directly associated with your injury.

At Patient Claim Line our experienced solicitors can handle legal cases across 15 NHS Trusts within the North East. For example, after successfully claiming against County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, our client was awarded £1 million. We work hard to understand the details of your case to ensure we get the outcome and compensation you deserve.

We’ve helped people in Darlington since 2014

We have successfully won medical negligence cases against Trusts in your area, relating to misdiagnosis, delayed treatment and fatalities. We have helped victims who have suffered negligence during pregnancy and birth, when receiving optical or dental treatment and who have experienced debilitating injury whilst under the care of hospitals and care homes. No matter where you live or the nature of your claim, if you have suffered due to negligent medical care then our experienced solicitors can help.

No Win No Fee medical negligence advice in Darlington

If you’ve been a victim of medical negligence, the last thing you want to worry about is expensive legal fees. At Patient Claim Line we believe everyone has the right to fair legal representation if they have suffered due to negligent care. Our No Win No Fee approach means that if we don’t win your case, you don’t have to pay a penny – providing you have complied with every step of the process. If your case is successful, an agreed percentage will be taken, and the terms of the agreement will be fair and transparent from the beginning. Find out more about No Win No Fee claims.

Our Darlington Solictors

  • Peter Rigby

    Director of Medical Negligence

  • Christian Beadell

    Partner, Head of Strategy and Legal Operations

  • Francesca Paul

    Associate Solicitor

  • Sion Wynne

    Senior Solicitor

  • Contact a solicitor that serves your area in Darlington

    Our solicitors represent claimants nationwide and have experience bringing claims against Trusts in Darlington, including:

    • City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
    • County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
    • Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
    • Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    • NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG
    • NHS North Durham CCG
    • NHS South Tees CCG
    • NHS Sunderland CCG
    • North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
    • North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
    • Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
    • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
    • South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    • South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust
    • Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

    Claim types covered

    Our expert team has successfully settled cases across a number of different specialisms, including (but not limited to):

    Why choose expert medical negligence solicitors that serve Darlington?

    With over 100 expert solicitors and 400 years combined legal expertise, we are confident that we will bring some of the best legal minds in the industry to your case. We’re owned by leading UK law firm Fletchers, and are the highest-rated medical negligence specialists on TrustPilot. We win cases because we listen to our clients and have the experience to see your claim through.

    What our customers say about our Darlington medical negligence solicitors?

    “Patient Claim Line were very, very good throughout all of this, Amy Kirk who handled my case has been super.”

    – Customer Feedback, Anon